Earlier this week, pictures of actor James Franco in cornrow braids appeared on the Internet, providing a sneak peek of his character in the upcoming film Spring Breakers. According to Fuse, From G’s to Gents rapper Riff Raff, who confirmed that he was asked to be in the Harmony Korine movie but couldn’t fit it into his schedule, inspired the look. Franco took on the character, which Riff Raff supports.
“Harmony Korine called my phone to be in this new movie Spring Breakers. I was out of the country,” said Riff Raff. “The role I would have played would be like a drug dealer, or the friend of a drug dealer, Gucci Mane, James Franco was in the movie, but I was supposed to be in there also. Now James Franco is playing me.”
Riff Raff sent over some wardrobe options to Franco. Though he isn’t pleased that he’s not in the movie, he’s content knowing that Franco picked up the part.
“I’m still glad that James Franco could play the role of me. That’s like if Denzel Washington was playing the role of O.J. Simpson. Even though it’s not O.J. Simpson, O.J. Simpson still gotta be like, ‘Denzel Washington is playing me.'”